Personalising digital tools for people with learning disabilities: challenges and solutions

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Supporting individuals with learning disabilities to access the care for their needs comes with a number of challenges. But could we finally put the people using services at the heart of planning and delivery with the use of technology? Join us for this free online event on 8 October to discuss concrete examples of innovative digital solutions and to consider how technology can help with personalising care for people with learning disabilities.

At this event, we will hear from clinicians, carers and support workers about their journey to make technology a tool that works for every single user.

You will hear about:

  • practical ways of adjusting a digital tool to the individual using it, to make them feel more comfortable in their path to more independence
  • the importance of creative and empathetic attitudes in problem-solving in order to build tailored solutions
  • evidence for the benefits of using digital tools for people with learning disabilities and some cautionary tales, too.
  • ways to involve the person, their family and carers at an early stage and throughout the decision-making process
  • the role of technology in promoting better health outcomes for people from disadvantaged groups and enhancing social inclusion.

Register your free place

Event partner

This event is being held in partnership with Home Group. 

If you're interested in partnering with us on an online event please email Chloe Smithers or call her on 020 7307 2482.

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Speakers

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Jake Beech

Researcher, The King’s Fund

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Lindsay Courtney

Strategic Lead for Service Design and Practice, Home Group

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Glenda Cook

Professor of Gerontological Nursing, Northumbria University

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Sean Duggan

Chief Executive, Mental Health Network, NHS Confederation

Register

Register here to watch on 8 October or on demand.

Frequently asked questions

When you register, you’ll be taken to a confirmation page inviting you to add the online event to your calendar. This calendar invite contains the link to the event auditorium. Click this link at the time of the broadcast to join the discussion. Reminder emails containing the link will be sent closer to the day of the event. You can use the same link to watch the event on demand. 

For the best viewing experience, make sure you are using an up-to-date web browser. We recommend using Google Chrome or Firefox.

We invite registrants to submit questions before the event. During the broadcast, some of our panelists will be available to answer your questions using the Slido functionality on the left-hand side of the event auditorium.

If you have accessed the auditorium multiple times, Slido might ask you for an access code. This will be emailed to you automatically and you’ll need to enter the code to continue using Slido. Please note this does not affect your overall access to the event or the video. 
 

During the event, technical support will be available at all times via the chatbot in the bottom right of the auditorium page. However, we recommend testing your connection beforehand using the links available on the registration confirmation page and in the reminder emails.

Please contact the events and partnerships team at events@kingsfund.org.uk if you have any further queries.